Part two of the college season is set to kick off

Helen has a great list of links previewing each NCAA conference, as play begins this week.

The Eugene Register-Guard has its usual well-thought-out Pac-12 team previews. Here are their predictions for the season:

1. Stanford
2. Cal
3. USC
4. Arizona State
6. Utah
7. Washington State
8. Oregon
9. Arizona
10. Oregon State
11. Washington
12. Colorado

Stories about people:

Elena Delle Donne is back to superstar form for Delaware.

Louisville’s Becky Burke is more than “big shot Becky.”

Tennessee assistant coach Mickie DeMoss broke her arm and sprained a finger on the Vols’ recent road trip to California.

Business news:

More women are moving into college athletic departments.

Seventy-five colleges are objecting to a multi-year scholarship plan.